Lanark Highlands men facing drug and weapons charges

opp_police(Lanark Highlands, Ontario) – On Monday August 31st, 2015, members of the Ontario Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Unit, assisted by members of Ontario Provincial Police Emergency Response Team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (C.D.S.A.) Search Warrant which led to the arrest of 2 men from the Township of Lanark Highlands.

During the investigation the following items were seized:

  • Quantities of cannabis (marijuana), psilocybin (magic mushrooms), and cocaine.
  • 11 firearms (1 loaded)
  • Two high-capacity firearm magazines
  • 9 cannabis (marijuana) plants

Douglas SCHONAUER (37) of Lanark Highlands Township (ON) is charged with;

  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule II Substance under 3 kgs-Cannabis (marijuana)
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance over 30 grams –Cannabis (marijuana)
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance- Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms)
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine
  • Production of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis (marijuana)
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device-High Capacity Magazine

David SCHONAUER (68) of Lanark Highlands Township (ON) is charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule II Substance under 3 kgs-Cannabis (marijuana)
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance over 30 grams –Cannabis (marijuana)
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance- Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms)
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine
  • Production of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis (marijuana)
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device-High Capacity Magazine

Both were released from custody, and are to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Perth, October 19th, 2015.

PROJECT PARADIGM IS A DRUG ENFORCEMENT TEAM COMPRISED OF OFFICERS FROM THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE DRUG ENFORCEMENT UNIT AND OPP DETACHMENTS IN EASTERN ONTARIO